Guyana

  • Photo of Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday received Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. George Talbot, in a ceremony which also highlighted the country’s lead role in the Caribbean Community’s food production and food security. Guyana holds lead responsibility for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, and President H.E. Irfaan Ali earlier this year presented to his…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday praised the strong solidarity within CARICOM as Member States share their limited first batches of COVID-19 vaccines. The Secretary-General’s comment came as he led his CARICOM Secretariat Staff in taking vaccine shots from 100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados.   The Barbados Prime Minister also made…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on Detention of Guyanese Fishing Vessels and Crew

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on Detention of Guyanese Fishing Vessels and Crew

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expresses grave concern at the escalation of tensions between Guyana and Venezuela caused by the interception and detention in Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone of two Guyanese fishing vessels by a Venezuelan naval vessel on January 21, 2021. Recalling its statement of January 12, 2021 in which it had firmly repudiated any acts of aggression by Venezuela…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Caribbean Community on the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy

    Statement by the Caribbean Community on the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disappointed and concerned at the decree and subsequent statements by Venezuela with respect to that country’s border controversy with Guyana, including intimations of the creation of a strategic area of national development called “Territory for the Development of the Atlantic Façade”. The Caribbean Community is in full support of the judicial process underway at…

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  • Photo of Guyana and Suriname to review protocols for reopening of border

    Guyana and Suriname to review protocols for reopening of border

    DPI, Guyana – The governments of Guyana and Suriname are set to collaborate on protocols that could see the return of normalcy in business and trade, even as the countries continue the tackle the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, said the pandemic and the reopening of the Guyana/Suriname border, were…

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  • Photo of Guyana gets new President

    Guyana gets new President

    Presidential candidate of the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali was sworn in as Guyana’s ninth Executive President on Sunday. The swearing-in brought an end to a protracted period of challenges to the results of the 2 March General and Regional elections.  It was done shortly after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) declared Ali the President-elect from those elections.…

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  • Photo of Statement by the Chairman of the  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the  Grenadines, on the ruling by the  Caribbean Court of  Justice

    Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Dr. The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the progress towards the finalisation of the electoral process in Guyana following the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday 8 July. The Community calls on all stakeholders to respect the ruling of the CCJ, Guyana’s final court of appeal. Indeed, the CCJ in the summary judgement aptly stated: “It has been…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    CARICOM Statement on the death of Miles Stoby

    The Caribbean region is mourning the death of one of its most highly respected international public servants, Mr Miles Stoby, who retired from the United Nations Secretariat after decades of service, most of it in the area of economic and social development. Miles Stoby died on May 19 in Muscat, Oman, where he resided.   Guyanese by birth, he joined the…

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  • Photo of Statement By CARICOM Chair Ref Guyana Elections

    Statement By CARICOM Chair Ref Guyana Elections

    The Caribbean Community calls on the electoral officials in Guyana and the representative political parties to work together to achieve a peaceful and lawful completion of the electoral process in Guyana by ensuring the tabulation of the results in all Regions using the Statement of Polls in a transparent manner in the presence of the representatives of the political parties…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    CARICOM Secretariat launches solar project for Headquarter’s Building

    A project that will see the CARICOM Secretariat’s Headquarters Building in Georgetown, Guyana generating 100 percent of its electricity needs through a Photovoltaic Power Generation System was launched with a sod-turning ceremony on Monday. The Project, being funded by the Government of Japan, will include: Installation of 400 kilowatt  of solar photovoltaic power generator to provide electricity to the Secretariat building;A…

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